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Yukiko Abe and Akiko Sato Oishi
''The 1.03 million yen ceiling and earnings inequality among married women in Japan''
( 2009, Vol. 29 No.2 )
In this paper, we examine the impact of the `1.03 million yen ceiling,' a means-tested transfer scheme for secondary earners in Japan, on earnings inequality of married women. We find that the decline in earnings inequality among married women between 1993 and 2003 is attributable to the increase in the number of wives with low earnings and the decrease in the number of wives with zero earnings.
Keywords: Coefficient of variation, 1.03 million yen ceiling, Japan
JEL: D3 - Distribution: General
J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor: General
Manuscript Received : Jun 21 2009 Manuscript Accepted : Jun 28 2009

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